Above: Altrincham FC Youth after their win at Workington, October 2015.
SK KITS have kindly sponsored and supplied the Youth Team's kit.
Altrincham's Youth side is managed for 2016-17 by Paul Fay; the coach is Adam Nuttall. The team plays in the North West Youth Alliance (Under-18s) Premier Division.
Altrincham FC Youth play their league and league cup games at Hale Country Club & Spa, Clay Lane, Timperley, adjacent to Bowdon RUFC, WA15 7AF.
FA Youth Cup games are played at Moss Lane. Altrincham & District FA games are usually held at Trafford FC, Shawe View, Flixton.
22 October 2016
Radio Robins, sponsored by Ashley Mowers Garden Machinery, is providing full live commentary of this game at The J.Davidson Stadium. The commentator is Brian Flynn and the match summariser is Matt Doughty. Coverage starts at 6.55pm and you can listen to Radio Robins here.
21 October 2016
The FA repoirts that "The draw for the first round of The FA Youth Cup has been made at Wembley Stadium. All First Round ties must be played by Saturday 5 November.
- Altrincham or Tranmere Rovers v Doncaster Rovers
20 October 2016
Tranmere Rovers report that they "dvanced to the next round of the FA Youth Cup with a comfortable 3-0 win over Durham City in the Second Qualifying Round at Prenton Park.
Ethan Devine opened the scoring from the penalty spot after Udoyen Akpan was fouled by visiting goalkeeper Kieran Stoker. Akpan then took centre stage, bagging a brace to ensure progress in the competition for Andy Parkinson's side...
Tranmere: Wharton; Solomon-Davies (Galloway, 65), J Devine, Drysdale, Clarke; Heron, Lucy, E Devine (Fleming, 85), Medlan; Akpan, Croughan (Brett, 69). Subs not used: Passant, Molyneux".
Also, "Tranmere youth scholar Josh Solomon-Davies made his international debut for St Lucia Under-20 last weekend as they defeated La Clery 4-0. The 16-year-old played in the match which was a warm-up game for St Lucia's Caribbean Football Union finals in Curacao which are to start in the coming week".
17 October 2016
Above: The Alty Youth team management watch proceedings on Sunday. Left to right, standing, we see Paul Fay, Adam Nuttall and Graham Houghton peering into the sun at Clay Lane.
In a thrilling nine-goal match at Clay Lane, Altrincham emerged the 5-4 winners against Warrington Town. A match report is here.
The league table is here.
13 October 2016
7 October 2016
The full draw is:
- 1 Altrincham v Tranmere Rovers
- 2 Hyde United or Ashton Athletic v Irlam
- 3 York City v Barton Town Old Boys
- 4 Ryton & Crawcrook Albion v Darlington 1883
- 5 Newcastle Benfield v Chester
- 6 Pontefract Collieries v Wrexham
- 7 Guiseley or FC Halifax Town v AFC Fylde
- 8 Nostell MW v FC United Of Manchester
- 9 Romulus v Kettering Town
- 10 Kimberley MW v Boston United
- 11 Lincoln City or Dunkirk v Alfreton Town
- 12 Hereford v Newcastle Town
- 13 Wolverhampton Casuals v Solihull Moors
- 14 Ely City v Bedworth United
- 15 Braintree Town v Dagenham & Redbridge
- 16 Biggleswade Town v Beaconsfield SYCOB
- 17 Woodbridge Town v AFC Sudbury
- 18 Uxbridge v North Greenford United
- 19 Aveley v FC Broxbourne Borough
- 20 AFC Hornchurch v Rushden & Higham United
- 21 Framlingham Town v Leiston
- 22 Boreham Wood v Wealdstone
- 23 Ware v Bedfont Sports
- 24 Hampton or Richmond Borough v Metropolitan Police
- 25 Ashford United v Folkestone Invicta
- 26 Tonbridge Angles v Maidstone United
- 27 Sutton United v Corinthian
- 28 Worthing v Meridian VP
- 29 Merstham v Ebbsfleet United
- 30 Eastleigh v Hungerford Town
- 31 Bath City v Gloucester City
- 32 Poole Town v Bracknell Town
- 33 Woking v Radstock Town
- 34 Salisbury v Bitton
- 35 Gosport Borough v Andover Town
- 36 Forest Green Rovers v Oxford City
At half-time there is an interview with first-team boss Jim Harvey, who is very impressed with the youth team.
6 October 2016
Altrincham FC Youth advanced to the final qualifying round of the FA Youth Cup with a 5-1 away win over Southport at Haig Avenue on Wednesday evening. Three goals in the match's opening nine minutes left Altrincham ahead 2-1. Hoti opened the scoring inside thirty seconds when Palmer's freekick was fumbled by the keeper. Less than two minutes later, Parker levelled for the Sandgrounders after Alty keeper Terry and defender Kelly had collided. Next, Pembele was upended in the box and Jambaya converted the spot kick to make it 2-1 to the visitors at the interval.
Jambaya made it 3-1 with a neat lob over the keeper from Pembele's flick-on, in the 52nd minute. Port wasted several chances with poor shooting before two goals in a minute wrapped the game up for Altrincham. First, nine minutes from time, substitute Henry charged down the Port keeper's attempted kicked clearance, leaving himself with an open goal into which to roll the ball. Then Palmer converted a fine, low cross from Jambaya to complete the scoring.
This impressive win was witnessed by first-team boss, Jim Harvey.
Match report here.
3 October 2016 here.
Pictured, right, Jambaya (yellow, no.17) threads a pass between two opponents.
25 September 2016
23 September 2016
Altrincham got their fourth in the ninetieth minute when the Vauxhall keeper and a defender made a hash of things, leaving Henry with an open goal and he scored from the edge of the box.
Match report here.
Right: Ricardo Pembele is congratulated on the opening goal.
22 September 2016
13 September 2016
Mike Ripley has excellent images from last Friday's FA Youth Cup win over Stockport County. Above, we see Ricardo Pembele netting the equalizing goal. More of Mike's images from the match can be viewed here.
11 September 2016
Above: Alty meet the officials and opposition before kick off.
Altrincham FC Youth beat Stockport County 3-2 on Friday evening in the FA Youth Cup thanks to a winning goal in the fifth minute of added time from captain Thabari Jambaya. Altrincham had the better of the first half and deservedly led 1-0 at the interval through a 29th minute goal by Jordan Henry.
With County first-team manager Jim Gannon effectively taking charge of the Hatters' technical area for the second half, the visitors upped their game and equalised through substitute Robinson ten minutes after the break. When the same player netted again in the 77th minute it looked to be over for Altrincham.
But, in the 80th minute, Ricardo Pembele got the better of County keeper Gorst who had attempted to dribble clear outside his penalty area and the Alty sub netted with a fine shot from an acute angle. Alty were then reduced to ten men as they lost Milne to injury and two other players also went down with cramp before resuming.
Despite completing the last seven minutes of normal time, plus a similar period of added time, with ten men (only eight of whom were fully mobile), Alty snatched their dramatic winner to earn a trip to Vauxhall Motors in the First Round, which is to be played in the week commencing Monday, September 19th.
Match report here.
4 September 2016
"The Board would like to announce that George Heslop has been made Honorary President of the Youth Team in recognition of many years of service to the Club.
George first started watching Altrincham in 1948 and has been involved in many roles, including being a gateman in his early years, Matchday Secretary, Company Secretary and has been Altrincham's most successful manager of the Youth team for over twenty years, winning many trophies and titles in this time.
There have been many players who have progressed through the Altrincham Youth set-up and played for our first team, including Lewis Chalmers, Kieran and Kelvin Lusgden, Ben Deegan, Sam Heathcote and Duncan Watmore, who now plays in the Premier League for Sunderland. There are many other ex-Altrincham Youth team players, too many to name, playing non-League football.
Many thanks on behalf of the Board, Neil Faulkner".
22 August 2016 here.
Other results in the NWYA Premier Division were
- Chester 3 Chorley 0
- Morecambe 4 Warrington Town 5
- Skelmersdale United 2 Curzon Ashton 3
Above: Altrincham FC Youth team observe a minute's silence before the game on Sunday.
On Sunday afternoon, Altrincham FC lost their opening league match, 0-1 at home to Ashton Athletic. An 87th minute goal won the game for the visitors but, earlier in the second half, Alty had a penalty saved.
Report to follow.
24 July 2016
Harry Dulson got up highest to nod home the opener, a fine reward for a superb tournament from the centre-half, and Thabani Jambaya added another to his collection for the trip, midway through the second half.
The home side threw everything at the Altrincham defence an, despite some more great saves, Christian Evans was finally beaten when a wonde-strike crashed in, off the cross bar, with 15 minutes remaining!
Foyle Harps now had the bit between their teeth and a few Altrincham hearts were in mouths when a late chance bounced down off the bar onto the line but was cleared. Finally, the final whistle blew and the Altrincham players were joined by their under-13 counterparts for celebrations that went on all the way back to the hotel! What a fantastic trip!"
From Northern Ireland's Newsletter, "The Hughes Insurance Foyle Cup Under=19 final had everything in a pulsating showpiece at Ardmore on Friday night as local side Foyle Harps fell to Altrincham FC.
In a tense final it was the English side who prevailed with a 2-1 victory to claim the silverware... [A] corner saw Altrincham centre back Harry Dulson head goalwards with play waved on at first. After consulting his line official, the referee awarded a goal claiming the ball had crossed the line.
Ten minutes into the second period, Harps conceded again. Tricky Altrincham winger Thambani Jambaya neatly tucked the ball inside the post from 16 yards... A constant barrage of attacks from the local side saw them pull a goal back when Caolan Kearney’s deft chip from 20 yards out deceived the keeper and crept under the crossbar.
Minutes later Harps went down to 10 men with Odhran Scarlett sent off for abusive language... The red and white of Altrincham ran out 2-1 winners and collected the Hughes Insurance Under 19 Foyle Cup at Ardmore from Mr. Don Brennan, Area Manager, Hughes Insurance Northern Ireland."
Above and below, are images from Adam Nuttall showing the celebrations.
23 July 2016
Partick were soon level, but Altrincham's quick counter attacking saw them add to the score sheet with Jambaya adding a second and skipper Dominic Newton breaking away to add a third before half time.
The Scottish side came at Altrincham hard but Evans's defence stood strong. Eventually, a twenty-yard free kick skidded off a wet surface and the lead was pegged back to 3-2. The goal of the game then came from substitute Aaron Clayton, who collected a loose clearance from the Partick goalkeeper, took one touch and left the keeper stranded from fully forty yards! 4-2 Alty!
With twenty minutes left on the clock, the Altrincham side were bolstered by strong performances by Jordan Henry and Isaac Graham, off the bench,to help take pressure off the defence. A late Partick goal meant a nervy final five minutes but Altrincham held on to book their place in Friday's Foyle Cup Final versus local side Foyle Harps at Ardmore, kick off 7pm.
The U13s continued their action packed week with a great team performance against Strabane. Tom J's dipping free kick and great saves from goalie Ben were the big highlights!
21 July 2016
"Last night (Wednesday) the Youth Team won their third game in a row, to top the group with nine points, with a hard-fought win over the hometown side, Kildrum Tigers. Dominic O'Gara won and scored a penalty to equalise before slotting away the winner. Tonight (Thursday) we face Scottish side Partick Thistle in a semi-final of the Foyle Cup at Kings Lane, Ballykelly in the Limavady area. Kick off 7pm.
The U13s have been drawn to play Strabane Athletic once more in the Foyle Vase semi-final following Tuesday's game in the group stages. Everyone is working hard, especially our physio Aine!"
20 July 2016
In addition, there are several Altrincham Juniors' sides playing in the Timperley and District Leagues in the U16, U17 and U18 age groups".
Currently Paul is in Ireland with Altrincham under-18 and under-13 teams. He tells us that "The older team beat Institute in their first group game on Monday night, 4-0. Declan Lewis scored a hat trick and Declan McGloin got the fourth goal, while Christian Evans saved a first-minute penalty.
The U13s put up a great team performance against a strong Sion Swifts side. They are enjoying the sunshine and have just outsung all the other teams on the opening ceremony parade!"
8 July 2016
26 May 2016
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